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Artist impression of Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, the newly discovered feathered dinosaur
23/12/2014

Feathered Dinosaur Kulindadromeus in Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2014

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Reinout Verbeke

Our study on the primitive feathered dinosaur Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus is one of the 10 scientific achievements of 2014, according to the journal Science

Antarctische meteoriet van 18 kilogram wordt door wetenschappers gemeten en uit het ijs gehaald.
22/12/2014

New Collection of Antarctic Meteorites

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Reinout Verbeke
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Richard Smith receives the prize
10/12/2014

Richard Smith Receives Morris Skinner Prize

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Reinout Verbeke

Richard Smith, scientific collaborator at our Institute, has won the Morris Skinner Prize for his contribution to vertebrate palaeontology. Smith is honoured especially for the Dormaal collection of fossil vertebrates from the early Eocene. 

Artist impression of Cambaytherium thewissi
20/11/2014

Fossils Suggest Horses' Ancestors Originated in India

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Reinout Verbeke

Fossils suggest the ancestor of horses and rhinos originated on the Asian subcontinent while it was still an island.

Geologists drill coring on a Japanese lake
24/10/2014

QuakeRecNankai: Expedition to Examine Japan's Earthquakes and Tsunamis

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Reinout Verbeke

Vanessa Heyvaert and Ed Garrett, scientists of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), are in Japan searching for evidence of past earthquakes and tsunamis.

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